Chargers basketball opening week recap
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Release date: November 14, 2017
The Chargers men’s and women’s basketball teams provided fans with plenty to cheer about last week in their season opener against the VIU Mariners in Nanaimo (Thur, Nov 9) and in their home opener the following Saturday versus the Columbia Bible College Bearcats.
Chargers Basketball – Week one wrap-up
In Nanaimo, the women captured a solid 75-68 win against their Island rivals while the men were edged out of victory by a single one point as VIU nabbed the win 82-81. Fourth-year guard and two-time PACWEST 1st Team All-Star Kathryn Candell led the Chargers women with 24 points, 4 rebounds and 1 assist while newcomer Matthew Gray (Oak Bay) made an impressive debut scoring 25 points, 2 rebounds and 5 assists for the men.
Back home on Saturday, the teams faced off against the CBC Bearcats amidst a full house of fans at the PISE gymnasium. The Chargers dominated their opponents from start to finish, walking away with their first set of homers. The women collected their second win of the week, 79-49 while the men posted a landslide 99-71 victory.
Leading the charge for Camosun with 16 points each, was second-year forward, Mia Roberts who was last season’s PACWEST Rookie of the Year and fourth-year returnee and CCAA All-Canadian and PACWEST 1st Team All-Star Aija Salvadore. Roberts added 7 rebounds and 5 assists while Salvadore had 5 rebounds and 2 assists. In men’s action, third-year forward Dallas Hancox steered the Chargers to their first win of the season with 22 points and 7 rebounds.
Having won their first two games of the season, the Chargers women are ranked Top 15 in Canada! The men are tied for third in the conference.
This week, the Chargers look to ramp up the action as they play host to the Capilano University Blues and Douglas College Royals. Catch the games at PISE or watch the action live on the CAMOSUN CHARGERS webcast. If you’re on the go, follow @CamosunChargers on Twitter for live updates.
- Friday, November 17: Camosun hosts Capilano Blues
Women 6pm; Men 8pm
- Saturday, November 18: Camosun hosts Douglas Royals
Women 1pm; Men 3pm
Chargers Volleyball – On the road for week six
Following a bye weekend, the Chargers volleyball teams are recharged and ready to return to action as they face off against the Capilano University Blues in North Vancouver. The Chargers men are 5-3 and ranked 11th nationally while the women are making a steady progression and aiming for their first win. Fans can stream the matches live on the CAPILANO BLUES webcast.
- Friday, November 17: Women 6pm; Men 8pm
- Saturday, November 18: Women 1pm; Men 3pm
Find league standings, results, player stats and more on the PACWEST website.